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Kami no Shizuku  
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Shizuku Kanzaki is the son of a recently deceased, world-renowned wine critic named Yutaka Kanzaki. In order to take ownership of his father's legacy, an extensive wine collection featuring some of the most rare labels of the last 30 years, he must find 13 wines, known as the "Twelve Apostles" plus the heaven-sent "Drops of God" that his father described in his will.

But despite being an only child, Shizuku is not alone in this unique wine hunt. He has a competitor. Issei Tomine, a renowned young wine critic, was recently adopted into the Kanzaki family and is also vying for this most rare of prizes.

La Revue du vin de France, the most prestigious wine magazine in France, has awarded this series with the "Special Award of the Year" in 2010.


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Associated Names
Drops of God
Les gouttes de dieu
The Drops of God

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.33 by Little Black Butterflies over 5 years ago
v.4 c.32 by Little Black Butterflies over 6 years ago
v.4 c.31 by Little Black Butterflies over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
44 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (146 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.06 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 7th 2016, 10:14am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Vertical (5 Omnibuses - Dropped; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #493 increased(+255)
Monthly Pos #1277 increased(+381)
3 Month Pos #2169 increased(+551)
6 Month Pos #3436 decreased(-12)
Year Pos #4017 decreased(-355)

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On 817 reading lists
On 614 wish lists
On 32 completed lists
On 43 unfinished lists
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Wine Manga The Drops of God to End in June over 4 years ago
Kami no Shizuku Manga Wins French Wine Mag's Top Award over 8 years ago

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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by EminaLoli
January 11th, 2015, 7:23am
Too complicated for me. If you're the type that doesn't love too many things explained and just there for the story's progress then this isn't for you (just like me lol) .

I love the concept, new and unique and you can really tell that the author gave so much time for the work. But maybe it's just too much for me.I've read it till vol. 3 but ofcourse i couldn't help skipping some parts :3 .

Maybe you'd enjoy this if your really a wine enthusiast or loves knowing new things (in a totally specified way) . Nontheless, i'd give this one a 7.5 maybe?
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Bacchus' Gift   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Ed U. Manga
June 28th, 2014, 6:20am
A meticulously researched homage to wine and its culture.
The British wine magazine Decanter called it "arguably the most influential wine publication for the past 20 years" and included the authors in their "Power List" 2009 as the 50th most powerful figures of the wine industry. And indeed, the KIBAYASHI-siblings did their homework so well that even wine connoisseurs may gain a deeper insight into the different brands', vintages' and regions' history.
The plot is simple and serves as a vehicle for the manga's numerous explanations.

Solely educational/ highly instructive: ★★★★

... Last updated on September 9th, 2015, 12:54pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by tacit
August 1st, 2011, 3:16pm
This manga is good. The art is suitable, and I love how imagery is used in describing the wines. The writer does a good job blending the information on wine into an interesting storyline.
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I love it   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
August 11th, 2009, 4:50am
This one is indeed a lovable manga. It's very unique, well knowledge, and have good artwork.
It make me paying interest in wine tasting, but sadly i don't have money to buy such things.
It remained me of Hikaru no Go, one of unique and best manga ever written. Because both stories are unique. And I love that!
i'm sure this series is one that I would never quit to read it.

... Last updated on September 8th, 2010, 9:50am
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Expression huh   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mastertek
August 8th, 2009, 11:02pm
The wine tasting expressions are quite exaggerated like in Yakitate Japan. It's quite formal this way, or one can say aesthetic, likening wine to painting..
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Rating: N/A
by Thrudgelmir
June 10th, 2009, 4:51pm
I always find mangas with unique storyline interesting to read. And this is definitely one, ever read a manga about wine tasting ? Remind me about Glass Mask, you dont need a lot of romance or actions to make a good series
It surprising that people notice this series so late, if my Jap better, this would be one of many series i want to make its release faster.
BTW, its terminologys can be a challenge to readers have low vocabulary .
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Rating: N/A
by ChronicD
November 6th, 2008, 5:55pm
I for one, hope we get to work on this one more. I'm perfectly fine with my part in it, however, finding a translator seems to be a bit tough. There's a lot of very specific terminology in the dialogue. Not surprising since it's all about wine. bigrazz
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Give it a taste   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kayue
October 24th, 2008, 6:11pm
I'm not fond of wine at all, but I love a good manga. And this is a good manga. Plenty of tension despite the lack of shonen action, good art, and an interesting storyline. Looking forward to more.
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